For as long as I can remember I always wanted to follow my perfect plan. I was going to graduate high school, attend Texas A&M, and join a sorority my freshman year. Well, things don’t always go as planned, and I am so thankful that this plan didn’t work out quite the way I wanted it to. My freshman year, I went into recruitment not knowing what to expect at all and was overwhelmed to say the least. It was no surprise to me when I ended up dropping from the process in the middle of the week. You know how they say everything happens for a reason? My story is a true testament to that. My freshman year was filled with crazy adventures and so many memories that I would not trade for anything, but I couldn’t shake the fact that something was most definitely missing from my college experience, that being a sorority. So, I made the decision to give rush another try and went through the recruitment process for a second time my sophomore year (lol crazy right?). Throughout the week I couldn’t help but question myself and wonder if “sorority life” was meant for me, but as I kept finding myself back at Chi O, I kept falling more and more in love with the chapter and all the girls in it. After a crazy long week filled with sweat, tears, and so many emotions, I was finally able to call Chi O home.
Now, a little over a year later, as I sit here and reflect, I could not be more grateful that my “perfect plan” didn’t work out the way I planned so precisely a few years ago. I have found so many things in Chi Omega that I would have never found without it. I have found a group of girls who are so genuine in who they are and to all around them. These girls are so fearlessly themselves! They are passionate and authentic, and love and accept all who surround them. I have found a sense of belonging in Chi Omega. I was welcomed into Chi Omega with open arms and have been loved so deeply ever since I stepped through those doors on the first day of recruitment. I have found a forever home in Chi Omega and I am so thankful for every single experience I have had in Chi O. Thank you for my best friends who make me laugh until I cry and who will love me no matter what. Thank you for my Yummi Yummi sushi dates after Monday night chapter. Thank you for all the date parties where I can sing and dance like nobody is watching. Thank you for my Bible study leaders who have been leading me so fearlessly closer to God. Thank you to my alphas who put up with me trolling the GroupMe 24/7 (sorry girls you know I mean well). And lastly thank you for every single girl in this chapter who makes Chi Omega a home.
I’m one year into Chi Omega, and I could already not imagine my college experience without it. Chi Omega left me with an unforgettable experience my sophomore year, an experience that I could have never imagined. Chi Omega gave me the best girls to surround myself with who challenge me constantly and make me a better person. I am so excited to see how Chi Omega will allow me to grow in these next few years and I cannot wait to see the impact that these girls will continue to have on my life. Thank you, God, for blessing me with Chi Omega and all the girls I get to surround myself with, I am so excited to see what these next few years hold!